by James Glazebrook
To paraphrase a noted African-American poet: we’ll take you to a candy shop, we’ll let you lick the lollipop. Specifically, we’ll let you lick a mango chili lolly from Mexico, because this candy shop specialises in importing weird and wonderful sweets from all over the world. Sugafari hopes to soon stock a candy from every country, and, judging by the bursting shelves of its cute shopfront on Prenzlauer Berg’s Kopenhagener Strasse, it can’t be far from achieving this goal. We were naturally attracted to the English corner of the Westeuropa section – Wham bars! Parma Violets! Wagon Wheels! All lovingly arranged around a portrait of the Royal Family! – but we were also tempted by cans of Hello Kitty Spinning Eyes, the politically-incorrect Spanish sweet Conguitos and the nihilistic Netherlands snack Total Loss. Check out Sugafari’s tooth-aching selection below, and let us know: what are you putting in your basket?
Sugafari, Kopenhagener Str. 69, 10437 Berlin. www.sugafari.com